I reuse medicine bottles to store my screw tips, razor blades, and other small parts. The bottles keep everything organized and easy to find, and out of the bottom of my tool bags and toolboxes. They’re transparent, so I can see what’s inside, but their best feature is their caps: They won’t pop off accidentally, a safety precaution I especially appreciate when storing single-edge, hooked, and utility knife blades. Now I can reach into my tool bags without worrying about cutting my fingers, and I can quickly find all the small parts I need while doing repairs.
Greg Szumowski is a deck builder in Miller Place, N.Y.